Description : Jane Hatton and her British husband Andrew relocate from New York City to a small village on the Cumbrian coast. Jane has been city-based and career-driven but when her fourteen year old daughter Natalie falls in with the wrong crowd at school in Manhattan, she and Andrew decide to try country living. However Jane has trouble getting used to the silence and solitude of a remote village. Natalie hates her new school, and eleven-year-old Ben struggles academically. Only eight-year-old Merrie enjoys country life. Has Jane made a horrible mistake? The Hattons have bought the old vicarage in the village. When Jane finds a scrap of shopping list, she grows curious about Alice, the vicar
Description : Widowed Elaine Jackson has moved to the country to get away from her urban friends attempts at matchmaking. Her daughter thinks she's mad but Elaine finds the characters who live in Oakhaven challenging and maybe even romantic. Her new relationships provide a mixture of anxiety, rivalry, amusement and romance. It's not literary but, if you want a good holiday read or just to chill out - Welcome to Oakhaven.
Description : 'So the recruiters, rolling up their sleeves, varied the appeal to pride, honour, manliness and vengeance with warnings to eschew shame, disgrace, betrayal, sloth and cowardice. From a poster showing the ruins of Belgium a woman asked, 'Will you go or must I?'' First published in 1980, Dear Old Blighty is E.S. Turner's superb account of life 'on the home front' in Britain during the Great War of 1914-1918: a time of conscription, propaganda, 'spy fever', industrial unrest in the arms factories, and grieving families turning to spiritualism. When even the blind were being recruited to serve as listening sentries for approaching Zeppelins, all were expected to contribute to the war effort; and, as Turner shows us, the means of exhortation (and the penalties for non-compliance) were many. 'No matter where you open a page, you learn something you feel you should have known.' Miles Kington, Independent
Description : Are you about to embark upon your first post of responsibility? Or are you a seasoned minister who would value reflecting on your experience so far?Tackling the issues in a realistic and thoughtful way, this in-depth book covers:Self-management Spirituality Further training Mission Rural and urban ministry Leadership Public ministry Administering parish systems Building your teamThis accessible and informative guide combines essential information, practical survival tips and theological reflection all honestly grounded in the writers’ experience of parish ministry.
Description : Daphne Armitage is the acknowleged beauty of that family of renowned belles, but beauty is more than skin deep. Black-haired, exquisite Daphne is certain she can avoid the turmoil of true love by demanding nothing more of a husband than to be an elegant companion. Teh self-absorbed Mr Archer seems to fit the bill to perfection. But when Mr Simon Garfield agitates Daphne's calm outward manner, the results are dramatic and delightful!